Guy Ritchie firms up dates for King Arthur film

Brit director Guy Ritchie is hard at work on his next feature, Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, with a start date for principal photography now in place.

Eric Bana is the latest recruit to board the feature, playing Uther Pendragon, father of Charlie Hunnam's Arthur. Astrid Berges-Frisbey plays Guinevere.

The film is a major re-telling of the legend of Camelot and, if successful, has been mooted as a potential six-film franchise for Warner Bros. Ritchie will be calling the shots from a screenplay by Joby Harold, who also produces alongside Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell, Ritchie and Lionel Wigram.

On Production Intelligence you can find details of the start date and studio, along with names of key hires such as line producer, casting director, location manager, and UPM.

No doubt Ritchie will have to leave a window for junkets and promotions on his most recently-completed film, The Man From U.N.C.L.E, which was filmed on various UK and Italian locations towards the end of 2013.

Below you can see the new trailer for the spy romp, which is due out in August.

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